Wiener Singverein, BPO & Herbert von Karajan - Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 (1976/2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 67:12 minutes | 1.12 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover
Herbert von Karajan's 1976 rendition of Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 in D minor, "Choral," Op. 125, has had its advocates over the years, and many think this is his best version of the symphony. Even so, others more skeptical may find that this performance is too carefully contrived to show off the Berlin Philharmonic's exceptional chops; that the recording is too fastidiously engineered to pick up every last instrumental passage, important or not; and that the whole package is marketed too pointedly as a "great performance," which it is not.